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Jay, Steven

Jay, Steven

Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
3116 A. James Clark Hall
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EDUCATION

2009 - 2013    Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
2009 - 2013    Visiting Scientist, MIT

2004 - 2009    PhD, Yale University

2000 - 2004    BSBE, University of Georgia

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018     Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year – University of Maryland
2018     CAREER Award – National Science Foundation
2018     Associate Scientific Advisory Board Member – Science Translational Medicine
2016     Faculty Teaching Award – Fischell Department of Bioengineering, U. of Maryland
2016     Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering – Biomedical Engineering Society
2015     Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award – Oak Ridge Associated Universities
2013     Innovation and Career Development Award – Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
2012     Innovative Technology in Cardiovascular Sciences Award – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2012     Innovation in Biotechnology Award – American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
2012     K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award – National Institutes of Health
2011     Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship – U.S. Department of Defense
2010     F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship – National Institutes of Health (declined)
2009     Henry Prentiss Becton Prize (Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Engineering) – Yale University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)

American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT)

Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Extracellular vesicles, cell therapy, protein therapeutics, drug delivery, biomanufacturing

LAB OVERVIEW

Our research aims to uncover new biological insights towards the design and development of novel biotherapeutics (aka biopharmaceuticals), including proteins, extracellular vesicles (exosomes) and others. We also strive to develop new approaches to drug delivery and biomanufacturing using fundamental tools from both engineering and biology. Employing techniques in molecular biology, protein design and engineering, biomaterials and nanotechnology, we are primarily interested in developing new biotechnologies to address clinical needs in wound repair, cardiovascular disease, cancer, brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, osteoarthritis, and sepsis, among others. Overarching goals of the lab include developing therapeutics towards clinical translation and endowing trainees with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

PUBLICATIONS

Google Scholar Profile


BIOE340 - Modeling Physiological Systems 

BIOE389C - Bioengineering Design Competitions 

BIOE489P - Therapeutic Development and Delivery 

BIOE612 - Physiological Evaluation of Bioengineering Designs 

Fischell Department of Bioengineering Launches REU Program

NSF-funded summer program invites undergrads to explore new approaches to engineering cells, tissues, organs.

BIOE Recognizes Undergraduate Award Recipients

Annual honors given for outstanding academics, service.

Natalie Livingston Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

BIOE senior recognized for efforts to advance drug delivery research.

Three BIOE Professors Awarded NIH R01s in as Many Months

Drs. Jewell, Scarcelli, and Jay were awarded a collective total of $5.4 million in NIH R01 funding this spring.

Transforming Medicine, Impacting Health

While many freshmen were acclimating to college life, a team of first-year students was adjusting to life as biotech inventors.

Jay Awarded $2 Million NIH R01 Grant for Biotherapeutic Approach to Healing Chronic Wounds

BIOE Assistant Professor Steven Jay leads efforts to develop exosome-based therapies for wound healing.

Jay Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

BIOE assistant professor recognized for efforts to develop new class of biotherapeutics.

Anjana Jeyaram Named PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellow

BIOE Ph.D. student recognized for her research on engineering extracellular vesicles.

Gray Wins Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Graduate Achievement

BIOE Ph.D. student recognized for efforts to develop therapies for diseases of the central nervous system.

John Schardt Awarded American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Fellowship

BIOE graduate student recognized for design of multivalent protein therapeutics to target various cancers.

BIOE Capstone 2017: Projects Focus on Pediatric Care, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Tumors, and More

BIOE hosted it's largest-ever Capstone Design competition on May 10th, 2017.

Patel Awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

BIOE graduate student recognized for efforts to advance treatments for peripheral vascular diseases.

Jay, Jewell Named 2016 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

BIOE researchers look to advance delivery of therapeutics to treat cancers.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Jay Lab Works Toward Engineering Extracellular Vesicles as Next-Generation Biotherapeutics

BioE assistant professor receives 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

Schardt Awarded UMD-NCI Cancer Research Training Fellowship

BioE graduate student recognized for efforts to develop novel molecular engineering approach to breast and ovarian cancer therapy.